Central Falls Affirmative Litigation

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa speaks against including a citizenship question on the U.S. Census in 2020. Credit Ian Donnis

The Central Falls Law Department is not only defending the City of Central Falls from lawsuits; it is also affirmatively using civil litigation to protect and benefit the people of Central Falls.  

Affirmative Litigation

   - Amicus filing in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in International Refugee Assistance Project, et al., v. Donald J. Trump, et al.  Here is the 4th Circuit opinion affirming the bulk of the Maryland preliminary injunction and denying the request for a stay. 
   -  State Of New York, City of Central Falls, City of Providence, et al v. United States Department of Commerce lawsuit opposing the federal government's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 
       - NEW OPINION from the United States Supreme Court - the application for stay presented to JUSTICE GINSBURG and by her referred to the Court is granted in part and denied in part. Read Opinion here.  Analysis from SCOTUSblog here.
   -  City of Providence and City of Central Falls v. Jefferson B. Sessions III, et al opposing the Department of Justice's imposition of immigration conditions on Byrne JAG funding for police departments. 
      -  Stipulation of the Parties that the deadline to accept the award is extended while the litigation is pending
      -  NEW  Stipulation of the Parties relative to FY 18 Byrne JAG grant for Central Falls
      -  NEW  Stipulation of the Parties relative to a timeline for filing briefs
      -  NEW  Amended Complaint filed by Providence and Central Falls.
    -  City of Central Falls Comment in opposition to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012 regarding the proposed change to the “public charge” rule.  

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